Families who are having trouble finding affordable places to live may find relief through Section 8. This federal housing assistance program allows qualified applicants to receive vouchers they can exchange for discounted rental units. Unlike Public Housing, Section 8 homes are maintained by private landlords. This means you can use a voucher to choose any participating home that’s right for you, as long as it meets the program’s requirements. And you don’t have to be a resident of your state to use a voucher; you can sign up with any Public Housing Authority (PHA) when searching. Download our free guide to learn more about this housing assistance.